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Ahead of the manifestos

How universities could be affected, writes Alison Goddard.

Higher education risks becoming a political pawn in the general election. Ahead of the publication of the official manifestos, we have examined each of the main seven political parties’ statements on tuition fees, science spending and migration. In an article available only to full subscribers to HE, we present the odds given by bookmakers for the composition of the next government and the implications for higher education, as part of our detailed general election coverage.

There is not much news elsewhere. Indeed both The Daily Telegraph and The Times stoop to report a ranking based on which students say they have access to cheap bars and shops and have a fair workload. The University of Bath tops the table, says the Telegraph; other highly rated universities include Loughborough, Sheffield, Cambridge, Oxford, Surrey, East Anglia, Exeter, Leeds and Newcastle, says The Times.

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